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NATIONAL EN DQWMENT 

FOR THE ARTS 



Produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center 



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NATIONAL 
ENDOWMENT 
FOR THE ARTS 




IN THE SCHOOLS 



For more information on 
NEA Jazz in the Schools, 
please contact the NEA at 
(202) 682-5762 or visit 

www.neajazzintheschools.org. 



Through the NEA Jazz in the 
Schools program, the National 
Endowment for the Arts 
presents a free educational 
resource for U.S. history, social 
studies, and music teachers. 
Jazz at Lincoln Center, a not- 
for-profit arts organization 
dedicated to jazz, produced the 
curriculum in partnership with 
the NEA and with the support of 
the Verizon Foundation. 

NEA Jazz in the Schools is a 
five-unit, web-based, multimedia 
curriculum that explores jazz as 
an indigenous American art 
form and as a means for 
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The curriculum is designed for 
high school students and 
includes a teacher's guide with 
teacher tips, cross-curricular 
activities, and assessment tools 
as well as a timeline poster, 
period photographs, musical 



excerpts, links to additional 
resources, and a brief video to 
introduce each lesson. 

All of the materials adhere to 
national U.S. history, social 
studies, geography, and arts 
education standards. In addition 
to being online, all materials are 
available in print and on a DVD 
and CD contained in a teacher's 
toolkit. 

As a cross-disciplinary 
resource, NEA Jazz in the 
Schools offers different points 
of entry to important 
information. Its multimedia 
components enrich the learning 
experience for students and 
provide teachers with varied 
tools to use in their classrooms. 

Lessons titles are: 

• The Advent of Jazz: 

The Dawn of the Twentieth 
Century 

• The Jazz Age and the 
Swing Era 

• Bebop and Modernism 

• From the New Frontier to 
the New Millennium 

• Jazz: An American Story 



The NEA Jazz in the Schools 
program is an important 
investment in jazz for the 
National Endowment for the 
Arts that will help connect 
young people to a defining 
American art form. The 
program represents the NEA's 
commitment to creating model 
programs of artistic excellence 
and broad national reach, 
especially for arts education. 

The NEA Jazz in the Schools 
initiative also further advances 
the mission of Jazz at Lincoln 
Center, which is committed to 
creating jazz listeners of all 
ages through education, 
concerts, and broadcasts. 
Jazz music and its heroes 
tell a different, homegrown 
mythology and provide a voice 
for some of the nation's most 
significant historic events. 

NEA Jazz in the Schools is 
released in partnership with the 
International Association for 
Jazz Education (IAJE). 



NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR 
THE ARTS AND JAZZ 

Through its annual support of jazz 
and its signature NEA Jazz Masters 
program, the National Endowment for 
the Arts has maintained a leadership 
role in the advancement and 
perpetuation of jazz for 35 years. 

The NEA Jazz Masters Award, the 
nation's highest honor in jazz, features 
a roster of 87 jazz greats. Some of 
those national treasures of jazz will 
be featured in the curriculum. Other 
jazz projects at the NEA include 
the following: 

• NEA Jazz Masters on Tour, a tour 
by NEA Jazz Masters featuring 
educational activities for every 
engagement, sponsored by Verizon 
in partnership with the Doris Duke 
Charitable Foundation and Arts 
Midwest.; 

• PBS broadcast of Legends of Jazz: 
A Salute to the Jazz Masters and 
NPR's Jazz Profiles series, both 
featuring NEA Jazz Masters; and 

• Grants to jazz organizations, arts 
presenters, and educational 
institutions nationwide. 




NEA Jazz in the Schools is a five-unit, 

web-based, multimedia curriculum 

available in Fall 2005 at 

www.neajazzintheschools.org. 




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